sbe, a leading privately-held lifestyle hospitality company, will open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in the spring.
This soft opening will set the stage for Mondrian Doha’s grand opening celebration, which follows in late September, and promises to be an outstanding showcase of the property.
The lavish 270-room hotel has been designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, along with South West Architecture - the architectural company of record for Mondrian Doha, responsible for the design of the building.
The hotel will be an exceptional lifestyle offering for Doha and will be Marcel Wanders’ first hotel for the region.
Guests can choose from five distinctive room categories including penthouse suites, studio suites, one and two bedroom suites and a range of standard guestrooms - all of which share the universal design details of Swarovski crystal chandeliers and sumptuous bespoke furniture in hues to mirror the desert.
Sam Nazarian, founder, sbe commented: “We are delighted to open our first hotel in the middle east in Doha, Qatar which is one of the most dynamic cities in the region.
“We’re additionally set to open two more hotel properties in Dubai in 2017 and 2018 and a number of restaurants.
“I know that Mondrian Doha will be an incredible destination for international and local travellers alike. It will be also a fantastic destination for the locals to experience all our culinary venues.”
Sensitively rooted in local Arabic culture, Mondrian Doha will express tradition with a modern point of view throughout.
The hotel is the embodiment of Arabia through a modern lens, which in turn mirrors the modern reality of Doha - the Qatari capital that has grown immeasurably over the past few years, transforming itself from a modest fishing village into a global visionary capital. Mondrian Doha is symbolic of this tremendous growth and Qatar’s future path.
Wanders commented: “Stories connect us to our history, our culture and to each other. Stepping into Mondrian Doha begins the first chapter of a wonderful story that unfolds around every turn.
“Conceptually, we have married local culture with a modern design aesthetic.
“While many themes are collectively layered throughout the hotel, each individual space tells its own tale.
“Guests may therefore have many different experiences and weave for themselves a collection of stories to share.”